It's been a long time coming, but I've now got myself a website. Be kind.
I’m not such a pretty boy now.
Oh, you’re taking the **** now. Modest too??
I made a mistake, it was just an initial infatuation with your words, your beautiful, humorous words. However, you can’t compete with McHandsomeTalentedSod.
I hope you understand.Posted 4 years agoCletusMember
I like the site but am a bit confused about what it’s purpose is.
If it is just to showcase your work then it does a great job.
If you are using it as a sales medium then maybe it is a bit too demure – sorry cannot think of a better word to describe it. Are you selling the originals, prints or something else,
I like the simple navigation and swift loading 🙂Posted 4 years agomuppetWranglerMember
I would change a few things but nothing drastic. All intended to be constructive:
The typography could do with a little work, the main heading starts very close to the edge of the window, it also comes very close to some of the section headings it could do with a little more space. Maybe make it 2 lines instead of one.
The section headings change position some are ranged left some centred, needs to be consistent.
I would keep the menu heading ranged left rather than centred, helps define a strong boundary and just looks cleaner.
I would also make the images align with the heading of the section rather than have them centred to the browser window.
Is it possible to define a set width for portrait and another for landscape images. There’s a lot of images that are close to being the same width on screen but are fractionally different. it’s visually a bit jarring.
Not keen on the colour change for the contact me screen, theres nothing special about the contacts screen and the colour change give it too much importance.
I would be tempted to have a thumbnail gallery for each section which allows a quickly downloaded overview of the section then the ability to click into the full size images. It’s possible that people will be viewing the site on less than ideal connections (smartphone in a gallery) so loading an overview quickly could be useful.
On a technical point you don’t need to reload the menu every time a new section is loaded. You can build it so that the menu buttons are a constant.Posted 4 years ago
So woodcutting and shed building I’m happy with. IT I’m not.
Leffeboy has helped me out in building a website, he’s known me for at least twenty five years and knows my fear of the screen and keyboard.
I’ve had to use scanned images initially as I’ve lost many of my original slides and I no longer have the paintings, so initially the picture quality will be lower, but I will make of point of taking decent pictures with a DSLR for new paintings.
I’d be keen to hear what you think of its general layout and content.
EDIT , we added a Facebook link, so if you would like any updates on it, click Like please.Posted 4 years ago
No problem, take from it what you like dismiss the bits you don’t. I’m always in two minds about posting any sort of critique as it can sound unnecessarily harsh when written down.
This is a really helpful testbed, we both felt this would be a great place to see other peoples first impressions, those are the ones that count. if it feels clumsy, folks wont use it.
Good site. But get painting,love your cycling themed paintings but nothings out there for sale at the moment.
This too is helpful. I’ve spent most of my life in front of an easel on my own with only sporadic feedback. I’ve never painted to order, I’ve always gone with what I felt I needed to paint. I’ve been thinking lately about some more cycling paintings from my last couple of tours in the States. The ones on the site were mostly painted in the early 90s, cycling then was the preserve of students and hippies, I imagine there will be a whole different ‘market’ now.Posted 4 years agoTom_W1987Member
Reminds me of this personal statement. One day I am going to use a line of this in a job interview that I don’t really care for.
I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently.
Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row. I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.
Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single- handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I’m bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.
I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don’t perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat .400.
My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me. I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations with the CIA.
I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven.
I breed prize-winning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.
But I have not yet gone to college.Posted 4 years ago
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